Power of ‘public’ in remaking the urban space: A critical appraisal on Istanbul

  • Date July 5, 2016
  • Hour 10 am
  • Room GSSI Room C
  • Speaker Zeynep Gunay (Istanbul Technical University)
  • Area Social Sciences


The seminar attempts to question the power of “public” in remaking the urban space through the reflections from Istanbul. It presents the use of power in the reproduction of space and the implications of the discovery of the power of space by highlighting the need for a transition from the old role of public space as a set format of the state towards rethinking the public space as the representation space of right to the city and empowerment in resolving the conflicts between different power relations engaged in the reproduction of urban space.